Strong soil moisture reserves made up for a lack of rain, allowing farmers to produce a good sized harvest.   |  File photo

Canadian crops top expectations

Canadian farmers harvested larger crops than forecast in September, reaping record-large canola output and a surprisingly big wheat crop, a Dec. 6 Statistics Canada report showed. Canola production topped 21.3 million tonnes, eight percent higher than Statistics Canada’s September estimate, and more than one million tonnes larger than the average trade estimate in a Reuters […] Read more